|Quote, originally posted by Anthony@VWvortex »|
|What did you use to remove the outer strut nut for the front? Did you have access to air tools, or did you have the special tool that lets you hold the strut while removing the nut?|
I had access to the air tools (from my friend's house), so it wasn't
too difficult. I would still say Front strut removal was the most time-
consuming process of all.
Btw, I fabricated a spreader tool myself (grind VW OEM Security Key
into oval shape, so I could twist with 17mm wrench). It took half an
hour to make one (lots of grinding) and at the end, it was so hot that
I had nice burn on my arm (first VW tatoo on me).
So, I guess if you use wrench (not airtool) to remove upper strut nut,
it twists? We found it's easy to 1. spread the lower sleeve, 2. Push the
whole brake down, and 3. Finally remove the upper strut nut, to make
it somewhat easier.